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What to use to fill gap in fenders after trimming?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtn. burb, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    I trimmed my fenders big time about 2 years ago.

    To fill the gap, do I weld in pieces of sheet metal? Or just spray in that expanding insulation goop?

    Suggestions please.

    Thanks.
     
  2. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    how bout a pic so we can tell ya a little bit better than shooting in the dark... :grin:
     
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    Sorry I can't resist.

    BIG TIRES :xmas:
     
  4. k20

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    dont use the expanding foam, water will get in the pores and cause rot.
     
  5. rcurrier44

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    I used the foam ... my fenders were already rotted so it helped hold them together :D Plus the fenders didn't last very long anyhow from all the tree/rock damage.
     
  6. Fierospeeder

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    get some duct tape and cover up the holes. Then go to pepboys and get some matching body paint. Paint the tape to match. No one will notice
     
  7. Jonny-K5

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    yep, thats how the pro's do it :D



    seriously tho, post a pic and we can give you better advise
     
  8. spearchucker

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    What you should have done is before you trimmed you should have left some metal on the outside of the fender so you could have bent it over to form the lip. Probably the best thing you could do now is weld in some new metal.
     
  9. jekbrown

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    what gap? need pics.

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